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Empellon Taqueria

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West Village
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230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120 (W 10th St)
+1 212-367-0999
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 11:45 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So we heard of this place on Netflix's Chef's Table, and, being rather in love with Mexican food of late we booked, as we were off to NYC a few days later. And we were very glad we did. Starters of little black bean soup and quails egg sopes were just divine, served in little massa tarts, alongside a plate... More 

Thank pxyzyzygy
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place and wonderful service. Great bartender with good and creative takes on tequila. We really enjoyed the appetizers, could have continued with a selection of those for the whole meal. The tacos sounded better on the menu than they really were, but by all means they were good, just a little disappointing after those great appetizers. Have the desert... More 

Thank NYCViking
Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

If great margaritas, unique small plate tacos, and eating in a hip, cozy place look no further. Be aware, other than the chips this place is not kid friendly and the small plates and drinks can add up to a pricey meal. One surprise: the queso. This is the real deal and way tasty.

Thank dctrentster
New Canaan, CT USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Good food, lots of surprises. Bar scene, young downtown crowd. Champagne served in a coupe, have not seen that for a while. Service good, but not personal. We were there as a family scoping it out as a venue for a wedding rehearsal supper. Had three modern children with us. They all found something they liked but I would have... More 

Thank whmurray
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We selected Empellon for a group of 6 for lunch on a Saturday and couldn't have been more pleased. The excellent guacamole got us started, then we moved to flights of tacos to be shared. Service was outstanding and friendly. There was not a single dish that the whole table didn't enjoy. A keeper!

Thank TravelingFoodie319
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Started with the guacamole, and the chorizo, very good. Enjoyed two salsas, especially the cashew. Followed by fish, duck, bacon and steak tacos, excellent. Finished with the chocolate flan and passion fruit. With wine and tip $50.00 for 2. Yes, will be back.

Thank Ita49
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here on vacation. The service was good and the atmosphere was decent. Some of the taco combinations were original and quite excellent. The smoked cashew salsa was really unique and not to our taste. All in all this was an enjoyable and recommendable place if you are looking for unique tacos.

Thank casualdiner90
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is such a unique place to eat in NYC. It is nice and quiet. The food was excellent. We started with guacamole and 7 sauces. It was so good. We also had the tacos which were awesome. Overall it was a great experience... can't wait to go back.

Thank arkansastraveler74
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great, delicious food. Not expected such a harmony of taste and texture, nicely served. Fresh spices and vegetables, go perfectly with fish. Spices optimaly connected. Impressed and in love with the place!

Thank Tomaz123_12
Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My second time at Empellon Taqueria, and I enjoyed it again. A group of five friends got together and shared five plates of tacos and some queso fundido with chorizo as an appetizer. For dessert, we split two orders of flan. A total of six drinks were ordered (4 cocktails and two glasses of wine). Everything was good (the pork... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:45 - 00:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230 W 4th St, New York City, NY 10014-3120
    (W 10th St)
  • Public Transportation: A,B,C,D,E,F,M Train to W4th. 1 Train to Christopher Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-367-0999
Welcome to Empellon Taqueria, a new restaurant located in the heart of the West Village, NYC. Our restaurant is devoted to offering a delicious and highly personal take on Mexican cuisine. We value comfort, seasonality and a modern thought process. These values are applied daily to a constantly evolving menu that is designed to capture everything that is magical about Mexican cooking.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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